Saturday, October 18, 2008

Long term investments...


Long term investments about to pay BIG dividends!

Last year I planted Hollyhock (Alcea) seeds. Being generally biennial, last year they produced a basal rosette of leaves. Now the plants are in thier second year of growth, the flowering has begun. I will keep you posted!

5 comments:

barkfoot said...

I love Hollyhocks. They are good for eating too as they come from the same stock as the Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris), and the Marsh Mallow (Malva althaea) (originally used to flavour Marshmallow sweets). The small leaves and flowers can be added in small quantities to salads, the larger leaves treated as spinach, or fried as crisps and the young seeds taste like soft nuts...

Adda4u Quality Directory said...

I personally love all the flowers can u update the latest pics of flower ...

Melanie said...

oh my goodness. i am truly in flower heaven. love the water droplets.

BetteJo said...

Oh yum! Heard of them, never seen one that I know of. Cool!

Lavender said...

Barkfoot Your herbal knowledge again amazes me - Thanks for that Mate!

Adda4u Yipper! Full bloom photo on Oct. 19th - I will have more photos of this plant in the coming week - thanks for stopping by!

Melanie They do add sparkle, eh? LOL Like they put thier jewels on for the camera :)

BetteJo I know how you love pretty flowers - maybe in our 'next life' we will be florists LOL